In a world where Best translates to "Overrated, but watchable"...
Fuck you if you think Mad Men is overrated...
Consider me fucked.
Also, fuck everyone who didn't even get Peep Show nominated.
I'm with ya about Mad Men. I mean, I wanna fuck/ be don draper as much as every person on the planet but I don't confuse my newly discovered heterosexual envy/ homosexual admiration for a fictional character/ handsome actor with a show that's only been good for about three episodes. all it proves is how much homosexual admiration can entice viewers and critics.
so I wouldn't consider mad men overrated - because it's not everyday when you can successfully tap and unleash the secret sexual desires of liberal-minded college-educated American men - I would considered it mis-praised. people convince themselves of all sorts of things just to wash that yucky but lovely feelings off. it's the same reason the first james bond was such a success.
goddamn this is some academic bullshit. I'll stop at james bond before I implicate every male icon that's ever existed. I know one of you film scholar queers can probably make a case for every man figure who's ever existed, probably some butch ladies and animals and ghosts too, but I feel like that desire is only ever indisputably indulged with a few episodes of Mad Men. after those universally tantalizing episodes, the rest become sink-or-swim, as only those viewers with more potent tendencies stayed on and watched. some even got hostile defending it on the internet.